Sony VAIO P world's lightest 8-inch netbook
Sony today took the wraps off the world's lightest 8-inch notebook- the new VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC.
About the size of a business envelope and roughly as thin as a cell phone, the VAIO Lifestyle PC weighs just 1.4 pounds and is small enough to slip into a jacket pocket or handbag while integrating full-PC features.
The model incorporates a high-resolution, 1600 x 768, LED backlit 8-inch ultra-wide display (diagonal), making it easy to view everything from entire spreadsheets to full web pages- no side-to-side scrolling necessary. It also incorporates Sony's XBRITE-ECO LCD technology, producing images in brilliant detail for razor-sharp viewing on-the-go.
Stylish enough to take anywhere, the unit is available in an array of eye-catching colors, including garnet red, emerald green, onyx black, crystal white and classic black. Matching carrying cases and Bluetooth® color-coordinated mice are available to complete the look.
"The VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC is your portal to the world, delivering entertainment and computing in a head-turning device that's small enough to put in your pocket," said Mike Abary, senior vice president of VAIO product marketing at Sony Electronics. "Designed for the fashionista in all of us, it's the ideal companion."
Engineered to provide the feel of a larger notebook, the VAIO Lifestyle PC provides a convenient typing experience by extending the keyboard to the perimeters of the chassis maximizing the typing area. The spacing between keys has also been engineered to help reduce typing mistakes making it perfect for long fingernails.
The notebook incorporates built-in wireless WAN 3G Mobile Broadband, 802.11n wi-fi and Bluetooth technologies. Users can toggle among various wireless options for the most efficient connection – Wi-Fi for working at a coffee shop; Bluetooth for peripherals; and Mobile Broadband service on the Verizon Wireless nationwide network when traveling outside the reach of hotspots (subscription required).
The unit features up to four hours of battery life with the included standard capacity battery and eight hours with the large capacity battery (sold separate).
It also incorporates real-time GPS functionality, making it easy to find restaurants, hotels or special sites of interest. Destinations can be found by simply typing in an address or keyword and then following the turn-by-turn directions. The Lifestyle PC even includes estimated drive times to let you know how far you are from a destination. No Internet connection is required in the United States or Canada.
The unit also has an instant-mode option that launches directly into Sony's Xross Media Bar™ interface, so you can rapidly boot up and access music, video, photos and the Web. A built-in webcam lets you video chat with family, friends and colleagues. A third-party service is required.
The PC comes with the Windows Vista operating system, supporting office applications and all the software programs routinely found in full-size notebooks. A windows arrangement utility has been added to easily organize all open documents or websites with one touch, positioning them neatly along side each other on a single screen.
The VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC will retail for about $900. It will be available for pre-orders tomorrow It will also be sold at Sony Style stores starting later this month and at other major retailers around the country beginning in February.
Re: Sony VAIO P world's lightest 8-inch netbook
Yes, it does that.
The world’s lightest 8" notebook, the 1.4-pound2 VAIO® P Series Lifestyle PC does more than you could imagine–with impeccable style. Email at the airport, IM from the park, or just show it off when you want some attention. Traveling to a new city? Turn-by-turn GPS navigation will get you there faster. Best of all, it fits right in your purse or jacket pocket.
You just might plan your wardrobe around it.
Fashionable and flashy, this ultra-portable Lifestyle PC makes a statement wherever you go. Choose from four colors, each inspired by the crystalline shimmer of natural gemstones.
Keep moving and stop waiting. The instant-on, ultra-bright 8-inch3 LED-backlit screen of the Lifestyle PC means you never have to wait for it to warm up. Plus, its extra-wide 1600 x 768 resolution easily displays the width of an entire page, putting an end to side-to-side scrolling that can slow you down.
Turn-by-turn GPS navigation.
Looking for a place to eat? Type the word "restaurant" and let the P be your guide. Using built-in GPS technology, your current location is found and real-time, on-screen directions lead the way. No internet connection required.
Re: Sony VAIO P world's lightest 8-inch netbook
Sony has presented at CES 2009 in Las Vegas the new VAIO P which is characterized by very small size and weight is very small: only 640 grams. The display has a diagonal of 8 inches with resolution of 1600 x 768 pixels, whose usability is all to be verified, and LED backlit.
The small size - 245mm x 120mm - are not allowed to integrate a touchpad and the center of the keyboard was added a TrackPoint. As you see from the images the size of the new VAIO P are dictated solely by the display and keyboard. On the right side of the TFT panel has been inserted a 0.3 Mpixel camera.
Sony has provided for the adoption of a processor I NTEL Atom Z530 (1.60 GHz and Frontside bus operating at 533 MHz), while for the video subsystem was used for an integrated solution based on Intel technology Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator 500. There are 2GB of ram DDR2 memory for storage while Sony has provided several options that affect the price of purchase.
In addition to models equipped with 60GB hard disk, presumably by 1.8 inches, are available with SSD to 128GB. In addition, some top-range versions also offer the integrated 3G module. As for the possible expansion remind the presence of 2-Port USB 2.0 and the integration of a reader Memory Stick or SD Card.
On all models connectivity is ensured by a Wi-Fi module that supports the standard 802.11a/b/g/n a Bluetooth module. The features currently available and images available from Sony seems absent ethernet LAN connection.
The models will soon be available in and the full range has already been submitted to this address. Prices range from 999Euro at Euro 1499. Defining the new VAIO P a Netbook is difficult, because the price places it in a strip market very different even if some unique features of the product, however, make it an interesting solution.
It remains to evaluate the usability of a product similar to the face of size and weight of the record display was small and mainly has a decidedly high resolution. For use in conjunction with Microsoft Windows Vista 1600 x 768 pixels with 8-inch diagonal seem far too many suitable, perhaps, a graphical specially developed. Sony has also provided the use of a solution XrossMediaBar already familiar to users of PSP BRAVIA and products that provides access to the internet and a few other features without having to start the operating system Microsoft.
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